Spinnin’ waves are a trendy look that isn’t as difficult to create as it might appear. As the WaveBuilder website says, the look is particularly easy to develop in men with naturally curly hair.

Things You'll Need

Get a haircut. Your hair needs to be about 1 ½ inches thick in order to achieve the 360-degree pattern.

Wash and shampoo your hair with a good conditioning shampoo.

Put a generous amount of the pomade in your hand and massage it through your hair. It might look white at first, but that’s OK.

Soak the towel in hot water and wring it out.

Place the towel across your head for two to three minutes, pressing firmly to get the pomade to melt into your hair.

Brush from the middle of your head forward, using at least 50 strokes.

Brush from your crown back down toward your neck, also using at least 50 strokes.

Brush from just below the crown diagonally above your ear and toward your cheek, on both sides. This is kind of the connecting area between the forward stroke on the front and the downward stroke on the back, so it needs to be somewhere in between. Again, use at least 50 strokes.

Tie your do-rag or wave cap down on your head for at least 30 minutes.You can leave it all night if you do this before bed.

Repeat the entire process more than once a day, with as many brush strokes as you can. The more strokes, the better the waves.


  • Don’t brush your hair when you remove the do-rag and don’t wash your hair for one or two weeks.

References and Resources

WaveBuilder: WaveBuilder Training Guide